Bedspread; Rollinson, Maria (Mrs); 1860-1880; MT1993.1

Name/Title

Bedspread

About this object

Bedspread; a white cotton, hand crocheted bedspread. The centre pattern shows a bird resting on a vine. This bedspread originally belonged to Mrs Maria Rollinson (nee Nuttall) who immigrated to Otago from England in 1874, sailing out on the 'Janet Court'.

Mrs Rollinson lived for a time at Mullocky Gully in the Taieri Gorge and regularly visited Mataura to see her daughter, Mrs Esther Webb who lived in Kana Street. The bedspread passed down the maternal side of the family and was donated to us by Mrs Rollinson's, great-granddaughter, Mrs Shirley Hesselin. Mrs Hesselin tells us that Mrs Rollinson crocheted the bedspread.

Maker

Rollinson, Maria (Mrs)

Maker Role

Needle worker

Date Made

1860-1880

Place Made

[?]

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, fibre, cotton

Measurements

h 3000mm x w 2100mm
large

Subject and Association Keywords

household textiles

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

Object Type

textiles

Object number

MT1993.1

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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